PT Vector Utama, one of Indonesia’s leading engineering and heavy construction services and solutions providers, has purchased a Grove GRT8100 rough-terrain crane. The crane will be used for structural steel erection work and site maintenance at the Batu Hijau mine in West Sumbawa, Indonesia. The GRT8100 will be used in conjunction with the company’s Grove GMK5250L-1 all-terrain crane.

The GRT8100 was sold to PT Vector Utama Indonesia by Cranserco, Manitowoc’s Indonesian dealer. According to Manitowoc, PT Vector Utama chose the Grove GRT8100 because it wanted a robust, 100 t capacity rough-terrain crane with good manoeuvrability and in-country parts, service, training, and technical support from a reputable partner.

Matt Peeler, president director at PT Vector Utama Indonesia, said: “This is the second time we have commissioned a Grove crane, and we are very impressed with the GRT8100’s ease of operation and features. We’ve already been using our GMK5250L-1 to do heavy lifts on the jobsite, and the GRT8100 is an excellent choice for smaller lifts and mobilising counterweights for the GMK5250L-1. The GRT8100 was the perfect fit for us in terms of capacity and all-round capabilities, and we know we can rely on it to deliver.”

The GRT8100 has up to 73 m of reach when the 47 m main boom is fitted with its full jib and intermediate lattice section. Power comes from a Cummins QSB6.7L engine which delivers the crane’s strong line pull, powerful hoists, and lifting performance. Manitowoc says the GRT8100 provides excellent operator control and efficiency, too, with an ECO mode for operations to save fuel, and Manitowoc’s Crane Control System (CCS) maximising operator productivity on the jobsite.

Like all Grove GRT models, the GRT8100 is backed with a two-year standard warranty.